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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hospital / Clinic
District
Mid Bedfordshire
Town
Woburn
County
Bedfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 19th March 1922
    Attended by: DUKE OF BEDFORD
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1897
Current location

E WALL
St Mary's Church
Park Road
Woburn
Mid Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire
MK17 9PG
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 95044 33278
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Shield-shaped tablet edged in gilt with coat of arms at top and motto 'che sera sera'.
Inscription
IN MEMORY / OF SIXTEEN NON-COMMISSIONED AND MEN WHO DIED IN / THE WOBURN MILITARY HOSPITAL / 1914-1920 / THIS TABLET IS ERECTED / BY MARY, WIFE OF HERBRAND XI WIFE OF BEDFORD KG / (NAMES) / ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF / JOHANNES ZACHERIAS TRUTER F.R.C.S. EDIN. / OF WELLINGTON, SOUTH AFRICA, ASSISTANT SURGEON TO THE HOSPITAL / WHO DIED AT WOBURN ABBEY 15TH DECEMBER 1918 / AND TO THE MEMORY OF / CONSTANCE ANNIE DEAN OF NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND / A MEMBER OF THE NURSING STAFF WHO DIED AT WOBURN ABBEY / 4TH DECEMBER 1918 / BOTH IN THE DISCHARGE OF THEIR DUTIES / AND YOU, TO WHOM IT WAS NOT GIVEN / TO DIE UPON THE FOUGHTEN FIELD, / YES, YOU FULLY EQUALLY HAVE STRIVEN / FOR YOUR LIVES DID YIELD / AS NOBLY AS THE MEN WHO FELL, / THERE IN THE BLAZING MOUTH OF HELL / NO IN THE WILD RUSH OF THE FIGHT / GOD SAW IT MEET FOR YOU TO DIE, / YET HE WHO KEEPS HIS ARMOUR BRIGHT / HIS LORD DOTH MAGNIFY. / YOU ANSWERED EQUALLY THE CALL, / AND HE WHO GIVES HIMSELF GIVES ALL. / ON THE OUTBREAK OF THE GREAT WAR AUGUST 1914, A MILITARY / HOSPITAL CONTAINING 102 BEDS WAS EQUIPPED AT WOBURN ABBEY BY MARY / DUCHESS OF BEDFORD, AND MAINTAINED BY HER FOR 6 YEARS. / IN 1917, THE HOSPITAL WAS APPOINTED ONE OF THE SPECIAL SURGICAL / MILITARY HOSPITALS. CONVOYS OF WOUNDED RECEIVED DIRECT FROM FRANCE / AND 2453 NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN PASSED / THROUGH THE HOSPITAL
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bramall, T
Brown, H
Cheney, T
Dean, Constance Annie
Flew, T
Gold, J
Green, J
Mellors, W
O'donovan, P
Peachey, E F
See details for all 18 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Rank,surname,year died,regiment
    Order of information: Date of death.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 2110MM, width 1260MM
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £335-12-0

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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